The Earth gives us the cycle of the seasons with its luminous days and starry nights. However, in some countries around the world this rhythm is radically altered, giving rise to natural phenomena that challenge our perception of time.

Seven countries where it doesn’t get dark during the summer and the Sun doesn’t rise in winter

1. Norway

Known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, Norway offers continuous days of light in places like the North Cape and the Svalbard Islands during the summer. In winter, these same regions are plunged into darkness, creating the perfect setting for observing the northern lights.

2. Sweden

In Sweden, The Laplandia region is famous for its white summer nights, especially in cities like Kiruna. During winter, the polar night brings with it a deep silence and darkness, interrupted only by the light of the Moon and stars.

3. Finland

The midnight sun shines over Finland, especially its northernmost region, Lapland. By contrast, The polar night dominates winter, offering visitors the unique experience of living in a world without sun.

4. Russia

Russia has vast areas within the Arctic Circle, including the city of Murmansk, where the sun does not set for weeks in summer and does not rise for weeks in winter.

5. Canada

In Canada, northern territories such as Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut experience the midnight sun. lThe polar night is also a reality here, especially in communities like Inuvik and Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited.

6. Iceland

Iceland, although not within the Arctic Circle, enjoys almost 24 hours of daylight in summer due to its high latitude. In winter, daylight hours are limited, but you don’t get to experience the full polar night.

7. Greenland

Part of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland experiences the midnight sun in locations such as Qaanaaq. During winter, the polar night covers the island, creating a landscape of ice and stars.

Alaska, United States

Alaska is famous for its summers of endless light, especially in Barrow, where the sun does not set for up to 82 days. In winter, the polar night takes over, with long periods of darkness.


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